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How to Carve Out a Corner Just for You (10 photos)

August 19, 2022 Laura Gaskill 0

Having a room of one’s own is an appealing idea — a space just for you, where you can read, journal, craft, do yoga or simply relax, away from the bustle of a busy house. But even if you don’t have an entire room to spare, carving out a special corner…

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Simple Pleasures: Savor a Starry Evening (9 photos)

August 5, 2022 Laura Gaskill 0

When you are on vacation, it seems natural to end up outdoors in the evening and even into the night, simply enjoying being outdoors. On camping trips it’s all about stargazing and marshmallow roasting; at a beach house, you might sneak down to see th…

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Simple Pleasures: The Luxury of Time (11 photos)

July 31, 2022 Laura Gaskill 0

Think back to the last time you remember feeling unhurried: nothing particular to do, just a stretch of time to catch your breath. If it’s difficult to recall, you’re not alone. With the pinging of messages and social media notifications creating a co…

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Consider These 10 Pet-Safe Houseplants (12 photos)

May 31, 2022 Laura Gaskill 0

When preparing to adopt our kitty, I learned from the folks at the rescue organization that a few of our houseplants were toxic to cats and dogs — and since this particular furry friend enjoys chomping on plants, it was vital we remove these from our …

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Your Grill Season Checklist (9 photos)

May 24, 2022 Laura Gaskill 0

Whether you enjoy slow-cooked barbecue on a Sunday afternoon or firing up the grill for quick weeknight dinners, having a properly equipped space and well-maintained grill makes backyard cooking more of a joy. These tools, cleaning tasks and tips will…

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9 Ways to Boost Winter Curb Appeal (9 photos)

December 2, 2021 Laura Gaskill 0

Our homes (at least the outsides) in winter can look a little sad once the trees have lost their leaves. It can be especially challenging this time of year because some of the usual curb appeal tips don’t apply. That’s why I’ve rounded up nine element…